The ALFA International - International Law Practice Group would like to welcome you to the March 2009 edition of the Global Law Newsletter, a periodic electronic newsletter focusing on a wide array of articles designed with ALFA International clients and colleagues in mind.
Editor: Joe Marconi, Johnson & Bell, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois, firstname.lastname@example.org
RESTRUCTURING A FRENCH COMPANY’S LIABILITIES: HOW CAN THE LAW HELP? (France)
As in many European countries, the French economy has been hit by a significant slowdown, which puts great pressure on the financial situation of many companies. In these circumstances, the company is exposed to legal action from its creditors and may find itself in a weak negotiating position with creditors in attempting to reschedule its liabilities with them. For the full article click here.
COMMERCIAL BANKRUPTCY WITH RESTRUCTURING PLAN (Mexico)
On December 27, 2007, the decree amending provisions of the Commercial Bankruptcy Law (Ley de Concursos Mercantiles, LCM) was published in the Official Federal Gazette. This decree mentions the addition to the LCM of Title XIV and of a new concept, commercial bankruptcy with a restructuring plan, which offers a series of benefits to the merchant who finds himself in a current or imminent state of insolvency. For the full article click here.
BORDER MEASURES AGAINST COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACY (Mexico)
Without question, border measures serve to prevent and discourage the counterfeiting of trademarks and piracy. However, currently in Mexico such measures are not as effective as they could be. For the full article click here.
INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT RECALL: RAPID ACTION GUIDE - 2009 EDITION (Austria)
A rapid action plan in the case of an emergency concerning a product recall is discussed. For full article click here.
ABOUT ALFA INTERNATIONAL
ALFA International, the global legal network, (www.alfainternational.com) is an organization of independent law firms. ALFA International’s membership is comprised of 132 international law firms (85 U.S. based firms, 47 non U.S. based firms) employing over 8,500 lawyers and 10,000 other legal professionals. Member firms are located in nearly every U.S. state as well as in Canada,Mexico, across Europe, Latin America, South America, and the Pacific Rim.
ALFA International’s basic objective, accomplished through its member firms and their activities, is to improve the quality and efficiency of legal services and to provide those services to clients within a reasonable and value oriented cost formula across jurisdictions around the world.